Determined not to give in for fear of spoiling him, I left work, stopped at a welcoming reception at the home of Skidmore College's President (I work at Skidmore) and then met friends for drinks at Gaffney's in Saratoga Springs. We were celebrating my friend Joanne's birthday. It was a lovely, warm evening out in the garden, and after an hour or so of relaxing time with my buddies, I got in the car and instead of heading west for home, drove east to the exit 15 shopping area and AC Moore, the store where earlier in the day Henry saw the Darth Vader pan. I pulled up a 40% off coupon on my Windows phone, and got the pan for a bargain. I stopped at Price Chopper for baking supplies, and surprised Henry (who was totally expecting it) with the pan he wished for. I must say, he was very happy, very appreciative, and so excited. You'd think it was some kind of amazing toy, but this child has seen cakes since the moment he came into my life. In his world, cakes are a big deal.
|One happy kid!|
So, this morning after I got home from delivering Cindy June's prize-winning cake (for commenting on this blog! - hey, if you comment, you could win!) Henry was ready. We came upstairs to my apartment and baked the Darth Vader cake. It's cooling now, and will be decorated later today. It's for "no reason." Every now and then, I think we should all enjoy a cake for no reason!
I'll post a photo when it's frosted (watch out, black frosting!!!)